I bought my first one this Spring at our Farmer's Market. It has been gorgeous and has put on a non-stop show. This
morning I found it laying on the ground....even though
staked it was too heavy and snapped at the bottom. It was
loaded with buds and I'm just sick. What do you folks
recommend for staking these giants? Also....when I dig up
the bulbs this Fall, how do I store them and in what? And...in the Spring should I just plant the bulbs directly in the ground or put them in a pot until they get a foot or
so tall? I'm in Zone 5. Thanks for any help you can give me. I'm just sick about this happening to my plant.